Popular Medievalism in Romantic-Era Britain (Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters)

Popular Medievalism in Romantic-Era Britain (Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters)

Clare A. Simmons


renowned Medievalism in Romantic-Era Britain examines ways that British writers and readers used the belief of the center a while to problem modern political constructions and to assert historic nationwide rights at a time while fears that Britain could stick to the instance of the French Revolution triggered the British govt to undermine person and collective rights. in the course of the attention of canonical authors equivalent to Blake, Scott, and Wordsworth and of lesser-studied works comparable to radical press writings and well known drama, this examine means that the innovative entice the social constructions and literary kinds of the center a while served as a strong technique of elevating information of Britain’s previous and the culture of freedom.

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